Sunday, November 29, 2009

Musharraf poised to return to Pakistan's politics..

With the constitutional restrictions on him ending today (November 28), former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has started planning his return for another stint in his countrys politics. According to sources, Musharraf is in constant touch with his close aides to assess the political scenario of the country, and has asked them to pave the way for his return. Musharraf, who is currently in London on an unannounced exile, has been trying hard to bring his former supporters together. The former general has already held several round of meetings with several of his close associates in the PML-Q, including leaders of dissident group Hamid Nasir Chatta, Saleem Saifullah Khan and Humayun Akhtar. Sources said Musharraf has urged his close supporters to contact politicians for the formation of an unified Muslim League excluding the Nawaz Sharif led Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). According to the report, Musharraf is planning to floatt a new political party and has recently funnelled large sums of money into the coffers of former aides to promote his cause. These include former minister of information Sheikh Rasheed, who ...has been paid 1 million dollars, the same amount that went to a public relations team to boost Musharrafs image, the report said. The report also revealed that former general has received millions of dollars in donations from various corporate biggies and his close associates.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Lifestyle 09 changing lifestyles..................

This past week Dawn group arranged an exhibition at Expo center Karachi, which was being entitled as "Dawn Lifestyle". The exhibition is being brought up annually by the Dawn news and it holds a great reputation in Karachi and the crowd that was present there was surely evident enough to portray this fact.
A lot is happening in Pakistan these days, recently there was a fashion show organised by "veet skin care cream" in karachi, similar pattern was being followed in lahore. But lifestyle 09 was one of those major events that everyone waited for eagerly including me.
Fortunately enough I got time to attend the exhibition on the closing day(23rd nov 09). As per expected millions of people were there utilizing their sundays like me to the best of their extent. The event was purely organised for families due to certain security reasons which I think are quite obvious.
The arrangements that were made in putting up this mega event on are surely worth being applauded. The organizing team really give their hearts out to make this event a success. The main idea behind this exhibition was to get all the commodities at one place that are being used by us in our daily life or those articles which play a vital role in shaping one's lifestyle and keeping this in mind I must say that the event surely lived upto the expectations.
The worse part of the whole event was motor vehicles parking which was not being handled correctly by the management.
The event surely had alot to offer. Media,celebs,food,wardrobes,electronics and every article that one utilizes in shaping up his lifestyle was present there. The exhibition also brought a wholesome amount of public gathered at one place which was surely required under the prevailing conditions in our country. The closure of exhibition surely carried out lots of messages which included the fact that we are united, we are not terrorists and finally we are what we are that is we are Pakistanis.
The event surely ended on a happy note and I hope it has accomplished in transforming many lifestyles positively.....................